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The 5 most devastating lines from Chuck Schumer’s call to filibuster Neil Gorsuch

Líder demócrata pone en duda intenciones de Trump de apoyar una reforma migratoria integral

While the American Health Care Act sputtered in Congress, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced plans Thursday to invoke a filibuster of SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch after the judge’s third day of confirmation hearings. More impressively, he urged his fellow senators to follow suit. Here are the five most devastating lines from Schumer’s speech on… Continue Reading →

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House vote on AHCA cancelled. Now what?

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They just didn’t realize healthcare was complicated. And health insurance is popular. Most of these Republicans in the House were elected SINCE 2008. They’ve never known a day on the job when they weren’t fighting Obamacare. But now their constituents (and let’s face it, truly awful people even farther to the right on repeal) have convinced… Continue Reading →

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Chris Matthews urges a no vote for Neil Gorsuch; gives the perfect reason

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Chris Matthews gets on our nerves many times with some of his pseudo-progressive positions. But he got this one right and explained what many of us have been attempting to explain since Neil Gorsuch’s nomination. And this is why everything at Democrats’ disposal must be used to prevent Trump from picking Antonin Scalia’s replacement. Chris Matthews:… Continue Reading →

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Paul Manafort had Russian contract; White House refuses to comment

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It has not been a good week for the Trump administration or Paul Manafort. The Washington Post has published an AP report that a Ukrainian documents show Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman “laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize and Kyrgyzstan.” Today, the AP reports that… Continue Reading →

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How it works

Sheldon Whitehouse on the rightwing machine that puts cases before the Supreme Court:

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Gorsuch hearing: Al Franken brings up Merrick Garland

doggone it, people like him

Meanwhile, in the not-“Russia hacking our election” universe….. At the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch this morning, Senator Al Franken followed Senator Ted Cruz (don’t get me started) to make an opening statement. Thank goodness Franken is there. — Transcript — [Al Franken addressing Neil Gorsuch] I think it’s important to acknowledge just… Continue Reading →

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Comey on Russia’s motive: Help Trump, denigrate and hurt Clinton

Adam Schiff

During this morning’s hearing, FBI director James Comey told the House committee that Russia preferred Trump in the election and did everything they could to undermine Hillary Clinton’s chances. Rep. Conaway (D-Texas)(and yes, he is not related to Kellyanne Conway in any way) did a good job of making sure they got the FBI on record,… Continue Reading →

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BOMBSHELL: Comey confirms FBI investigating Russia/Trump ties

What’s next: FBI unlikely to conclude Clinton email review prior to election

Now there’s a video clip for the Smithsonian. If we get Trump out before he dismantles it. Here’s what Comey said: As you know, our practice is not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations, especially those investigations that involve classified matters. But, in unusual circumstances, where it is in the public interest, it may be… Continue Reading →

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